Agenda Item # 9




Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

11/26/2013

Agenda Report # 009


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Neighborhoods Focused on African American Youth, Inc.

INITIATED BY: Columbus Office of Crime Prevention


Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into a one-year contract with Neighborhoods Focused on African American Youth, Inc., to award funding for Crime Prevention initiatives.

Background: Columbus Office of Crime Prevention has agreed to recommend the funding of $55,000.00 to Neighborhoods Focused on African American Youth in an effort to provide quality after school programming and tutoring for juveniles during the school year.

Analysis: Funds will be used to pay for after school tutoring, mentoring and advanced help for children in need. The program will be held in Warren Williams and Elizabeth Canty housing. The connection between literacy, study skill and crime prevention is unmistakable. This program fills that need in a much needed area.

Financial Considerations: These funds are appropriated from the Other Local Option Sales Tax, Crime Prevention Program and do not require a match.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a one-year contract with Neighborhoods Focused on African American Youth to provide quality after school programming and tutoring for juveniles during the school year.




A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH NEIGHBORHOODS FOCUSED ON AFRICAN AMERICAN YOUTH, INC., FOR $55,000.00 FOR FUNDING THE INITIATIVES OF NEIGHBORHOODS FOCUSED ON AFRICAN AMERICAN YOUTH, INC.

WHEREAS, Neighborhoods Focused on African American Youth Program has been designed to impact the lives of children living within the Warren Williams and Elizabeth Canty housing; and,

WHEREAS, the Columbus Office of Crime Prevention has authorized funding under the Crime Prevention Program for this project in the amount of $55,000.00 to Neighborhoods Focused on African American Youth, Inc.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the Mayor is hereby authorized to enter into a one-year contract through the Columbus Office of Crime Prevention with Neighborhoods Focused on African American Youth, Inc., for $55,000.00 for funding the Neighborhoods Focused on African American Youth Program. Funds are budgeted in the FY14 Budget: Other Local Option Sales Tax, Crime Prevention Program.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the 26th day of November, 2013 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor McDaniel voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.

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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor